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Afloat: Utility Debt Relief

Photo montage showing four small groups of people, alongside the words Afloat: Utility Debt Relief and American Rescue Plan: Investing in Portland. The people pictured are intended to represent the diversity of potential applicants.
The Afloat Utility Debt Relief program has ended. All funding has been distributed.
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The Afloat: Utility Debt Relief program is now closed. The application was open from March 7th to April 11, 2022. The Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services used federal funding to give bill credits to low-income households with debt related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All funds have been distributed and the program is now closed. We received 2,601 applications. 2,004 accounts were eligible and received funding.